Aug 17, 2009 3:38am
Re: Cosmic Charlie
Whiskey making was big business in Franklin
County. There had been more than ninety
government licensed distilleries in the area
prior to 1914 when the state went “dry.” Many of those thrown out of work by the closure
SkyDog I still got tattered copies of Rolling Stone with the Jerry/Charles Reich interview, Jerry proudly posing with his banjo. Only RS's I kept.
The American musical heritage is vast and I listen to anything. Harry Smith's Anthology is IMO essential listening. Music made by real people not by posers who complain that life on the road is hard (sure is a tough life doin all them drugs). Ya can't turn back the clock, but I used to hit the festivals before merchandising and arenas were here so now I don't go to shows. Music still makes me want to shake it, not sit in my chair as if i'm in the cinema.
Anyways I remember buying Loudon's first few albums, particularly like Attempted Moustache. I reckon his new project looks like a labour of love and applaud him for it. Reading about Charlie Poole and his wife made me think of the line "Pays my ticket when I speed". She musta been a Sugar Magnolia. Talkin of sugar.......
"The cottage industry boomed during Prohibition - the N & W
Railroad delivered over 19 million pounds of sugar (a critical ingredient) to the tiny village of
Ferrum between 1928 and 1935. Poole, Rorer and Philpott cleared $3,300 from their enterprise.
Posey spent his money at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore getting his clubbed feet
corrected. Charlie bought himself a real banjo - an Orpheum #3 Special, for $130."
I reckon Charlie and Pigpen woulda hit it off.
Aug 17, 2009 7:13pm
Re: Cosmic Charlie
The Acid Song
By Loudon Wainwright III
I had not taken acid for twelve years,
But one night last summer I did.
I was adrift in a bar room,
Acting like a jerk and a kid.
I knew we were asking for trouble,
Trouble was what we would get.
Five of us dropped in the girls' room,
Psycedelicized insane quintet.
Well that bathroom got crowded in no time,
Our minds were all blown in one flash,
Everyone in there got ugly,
We exited out of there fast.
Back in the bar we were happy,
Feeling great, no problem,
Back in the bar we were fine.
Till Johnny turned into a Nazi,
And Mary threw up all her wine.
Well in no time we all were ejected,
Soon we were out on the street.
The sidewalk began to perspire,
We had glass and dog shit at our feet.
We went over to Mary's apartment
To listen to the Grateful Dead.
On the way there we lost Johnny,
He had opted for Bellevue instead.
Well I'm really glad we did this, it feels great. Just like the old days, I love this.
I know my hair's on fire, it's like incense or something.
You know, your face is melting,
It is, it's all the colours of the rainbow.
Hey you wanna hold some fruit?
Come on, hold some fruit!
It breeds, it really does!
Have a cantaloupe, come on.
Ah, no I dunno where the Donovan tape is.
Well I had to get out of that city,
Bobby was bringing me down.
Me and my darling young Susie,
Said so long and drove out of town.
Driving on acid is easy
Driving on acid's a breeze.
Just keep the car on the highway
Don't laugh and don't fart and don't sneeze.
Oh we got to my house in the country
In the country man
The trees were all throbbing and green
Susie was sure she had cancer
I was sure I was James Dean
We went down the lake to go swimming
Come on let's try it out
Down to the lake for a swim
Susie said, "water cures cancer"
I asked her to please call me Jim.
Yes acid is usually dangerous
The mild-mannered can quickly turn mean
LSD can surely derange us
Unless you possess Thorazine
So next time you wanna go out there
When you feel like feeding your head
Think twice before dropping acid
Hold out for mushrooms instead!
The Acid Songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB81CczTEdw
"The Man Who Couldn't Cry"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdumVX36BIs&
This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-08-18 02:13:39